After making its debut as a concept car at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Honda has confirmed that its first fully electric urban vehicle will be named the Honda e. The new EV will lead the brand’s “Electric Vision” strategy for the European region.
Based on a rear-wheel-drive all-electric platform, the Honda e has been packaged to meet the needs of a modern lifestyle with its unique design, clean energy and engaging driving dynamics. The retro boxy profile has been penned for the modern day with elements such as stepless A-pillars, pop out door handles and Camera Mirror System (camera side mirrors) to improve aerodynamics.
The minimalistic design theme continues to the uncluttered cabin with a widescreen for the infotainment and instrument cluster while the centre console features only the essential buttons for the electronic parking brake, gear selector and drive mode toggle switch.
On a single charge, the Honda e can deliver over 200 km of driving range and the “fast charge” functionality can give the battery 80% of juice in 30 minutes. Honda claims that this set up is ideal for urban environments and everyday commuting without sacrificing a fun driving experience.
The Honda e will go into production later this year and Honda has already collected almost 6,500 registration of interest in the UK. However, we are not betting that this cute urban warrior will come to Malaysia any time soon.
Honda e Prototype at Geneva